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Casa Leone Boutique Hotel
Ranked #4 of 92 Chania Town B&B and Inns
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“PLEASE BELIEVE THE REVIEWS-- THIS HOTEL IS A GEM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

We booked this hotel on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews; we are so glad that we did.My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks in the 'superior double' at the front of the hotel.
It is a gem--it has a great location in the pedestrian only old town overlooking the old harbour (which means a 150 metre walk from where the taxi drops you); it's rooms are of good size with plenty of storage space, A/C that works really well and a good strong safe. They are decorated in a style which suits the 16th C Venetian building but are functional as well. The bathrooms are smallish but everything worked well--a really strong shower and very adequate ventilation
Towels are changed every 2 days and bedding every fews days too.
The breakfasts served in the main hall/reception are literally just outside the bedroom doors and they are just about the best breakfasts we have ever had (if you are not looking for fry- ups that
is) Everything fresh with good variety and served leisurely to suit you.
Lastly --the staff of whom there are only 3--Nicos the owner, Antonia who's does all the administration and the breakfasts --and who is a mine of information and Maria who keeps the place looking beautiful!
They are quite the nicest ,most sincere and helpful people you could wish to have look after you.
They really are to be treasured.
In fact we found Cretans--in Chania--to be generally incredibly friendly and helpful
The old town of Chania itself (where Casa Leone is situated) is delightful with a good range of restaurants and shops of a touristy but not tacky nature. Our favourite restaurants were Akrogiali for fish, Ellotia for fantastic steaks and Tamam for cheaper but good food. To Stachi is a very interesting vegetarian restaurant too. Antonia will tell you how to find them.
We really enjoyed our stay and will return; and we not stay anywhere else but Casa Leone which is perhaps one of the very best small hotels we have ever stayed in!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Superior Double at the front of the hotel with a small balcony overlooking the harb...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

First - Antonia is the best!! She is helpful from the moment you walk in, handing you a welcome drink and small snack, to recommendations for restaurants, beaches and activities, until the moment you check out ... she makes the Chania experience amazing! We stayed in the honeymoon suite on our honeymoon and the balcony was super private! :-) HIGHLY recommend!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Everything, from the staff (especially Antonia), to the location, to the food make the experience at Casa Leone amazing. When we had arrived my bags were lost by the airline in Athens and had been shipped to the local airport. We had not rented a car and the taxi drivers were on strike, but the staff at Casa Leone convinced a taxi driver to take me to the airport regardless so I could pick up my luggage. When we wanted to take a trip to Elafonisi, Antonia gave us places to stop along the way that made our trip truly memorable. When we got up early to hike the Samaria Gorge, Antonia made sandwiches for us to take. Our experience in Chania was so incredible that we will absolutely be back, and there is no point in bothering to try any other hotel.

Room Tip: The balcony in the honeymoon suite is one of the best parts of the Chania experience.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The staff, the room, the view, the breakfast - everything was perfect. We were lucky enough to have booked the Honeymoon suite which is certainly the best room in all of Chania. As everyone has stated already and in fact I echo everyone elses sentiments, this boutique hotel is in the perfect location, just a short walk from the public parking, the breakfast totally fresh, healthy and delicious, with the main dish changing daily and much more than we could possibly eat, in the most gorgeous breakfast room with views over the harbour. The staff were just excellent. Maria greeted us like a favourite sister, and we felt totally at home straight away, this is a very intimate and friendly hotel so its more like a b & B, but definitely the best one I have ever stayed in. She kept the rooms immaculate. Antonia was the perfect hostess bright and cheerful and she spent ages giving us great advice on where to visit - like our personal tourist guide. Free use of computer whenever it was available was such a boon. The terrace of the honeymoon suite is lovely and private, and a great place to chill at the end of the busy bustling day, yet we were just 2 minutes walk when you left the building to the centre of everything. Our bed and pillows was so comfortable and Im so choosy as I have a bad neck, but slept like a baby (when the town settled down). The ensuite is tiny but this is an old building and there was room for all of our bits and pieces so was more than happy. Plently of storage space in the room. A little bar fridge, tea making facilities and the airconditioning was working very well even tho it was very hot whilst we were there - mid 30's.
I checked out every place in town before booking and looked at some of our other choices whilst there but none were as perfect as Casa Leone. Dont even think abt staying anywhere else. As its in pedestrian zone, and as with any historical centre, consider taking less luggage.
We had no noise from other guests even tho full, and you are in the middle of town so expect some street noise or music til late as with all town centres. However I could not fault this beautiful boutique hotel, and wouldnt stay anywhere else. Well done, Casa!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed here for three nights on our honeymoon to Greece in the honeymoon suite. The view from the balcony is fantastic, and so is the location and the breakfast every morning. The only reason I'm not giving the hotel 5 stars is due to the noise. All of the rooms open to the common area of the hotel, so you can hear other guests coming and going and if someone is watching tv in the common area you can easily hear it. Also, the harbor itself can be quite noisy on the weekends, but that is understandable due to the great location of the hotel.

Overall, definitely recommend Casa Leone unless you are a light sleeper!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon and it was the best service that we received at any hotel on our trip. After our ferry from Santorini was delayed getting into Heraklion we had an "interesting" drive across the island to Chania. Despite having directions to the hotel and a map we had great difficulties finding the hotel in the dark. We rang the hotel and spoke to a man whose English wasn't the best so he gave us another number to ring. We rang the other number and got his wife out of bed (by this stage it was 1am) and she told us to wait where we were and her husband would come and meet us. Soon after, a lovely man greeted us on his scooter and guided us to a car park and assisted in getting our luggage to the hotel - he was our saviour as we were discussing driving back to a hotel we had passed on the side of the road outside Chania. We were shown to our room which was picture perfect. We booked the honeymoon suite which was the only upstairs room and had a private terrace with uninterrupted views over the harbour - we were certainly glad we persisted!

A delicious breakfast was served in the reception area each morning, however we had an early morning start one day to go to Knossos and were given a packed breakfast to take with us which was great!

We used the free internet in the foyer and had many friendly chats with the owners who were keen to get to know us and also share the fascinating history of the restored Venetian palace.

The hotel is ideally located - central to museums, restaurants, shopping, beaches and of course - right on the harbour.

The room was spacious and well decorated with a huge canopy bed. The private terrace was perfect for watching the sunset with a bottle of wine.

The service was a highlight - nothing was too much trouble.

We would recommend this hotel to anyone!

Room Tip: Book the honeymoon suite for the private terrace! There is a spiral stair case up to this room which...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

We have just returned from the Casa Leone after a week of understated pleasure. I could write about all the wonderful things other travellers have commented on re the Casa Leone. The service, the views, the breakfasts, the rooms, the hospitality, the location, the extra touches, the comfortable bed with mozzie net, the air conditioning being wonderfully quiet and much more. However, the thing that struck us most was the ease of staying in this wonderfull hotel, everything is understated luxury, in such away you immediately feel comfortable and relax into the Creatian hospitality.
If you are looking for all of the above, don't mind spending a little bit more, then this is the hotel for you.
Thank you to all at The Casa Leone for making our holiday one to remember for all the right reasons.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 on the front of the hotel over looking the harbour. I would recommend as this is...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Leone Boutique Hotel
Address: 18 1st Side Street Theotokopoulou | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Leone Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to "Casa Leone" Hotel in the heart of the Venetian port of Hania. The entrance to the hotel is from number 18 Theotokopoulou the first side street you meet. The building, erected 600 years ago, has been restored in order to regain its original Venetian look with impressive results. The romantic atmosphere which prevails everywhere transports you far back in time. The Casa Leone Hotel is available the whole year. The rooms, double, triple and suites, are comfortable and luxurious. ... more   less 
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